A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, February 14, 1998

Performers:

Garrison Keillor, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith The Guys All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Pat Donohue, guitar; Greg Hippen, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion

Guests:

Rita Dove, poet, vocals Greg Brown, guitar, vocals; with Bo Ramsey, guitar Kate MacKenzie, guitar, vocals

TISHOMINGO BLUES (Opening theme)

Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; (c) 1989 Garrison Keillor

CUPID

Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, GASB
w/m: Sam Cooke
(c) 1961 Kags Music Corp.

CINDERELLA (WHY MUST THE SHOW GO ON?) (script)

Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, GASB
w/m: Garrison Keillor
(c) Garrison Keillor

"BERTHA'S KITTY BOUTIQUE" THEME

Garrison Keillor, Richard Dworsky
m: Prokofiev; new words: Garrison Keillor
(c) Garrison Keillor

Rita Dove reads her poetry:

CHOCOLATE
GHOST WALK
COURTSHIP
THE SECRET GARDEN
PASTORAL

THE BANANA BOAT SONG (DAY-O) (two lines in "Lutheranism" script)

Pat Donohue (as a Catholic song leader)
w/m: Erik Darling, Bob Carey, Alan Arkin (c) 1957 Edward B. Marks

I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE (playoff - "Lutheranism" script)

The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
(c) 1965 Northern Songs Limited

VIVID

Greg Brown, BR
w/m: Greg Brown
(c) 1997 Hacklebarney Music (ASCAP)
rec: "Slant 6 Mind," Red House Records 98

HEY BABY HEY

Greg Brown, BR, GH
w/m: Greg Brown
(c) 1996 Hacklebarney Music (ASCAP)
rec: "Further In," Red House Records 88

DRIFTLESS

Kate MacKenzie, Greg Brown, BR, RD, PD, GH, AK
w/m: Greg Brown
(c) 1994 Brown-Feldman Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
rec (by Greg Brown): "Poet Game," Red House Records 68

"GUY NOIR" THEME

Garrison Keillor, GASB
w: Garrison Keillor/Richard Dworsky, m: Richard Dworsky
(c) 1995 Keillor/Dworsky
album: "Guy Noir, Radio Private Eye," HighBridge 39261

ROYAL GARDEN BLUES (Intermission)

The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Spencer Williams, Clarence Williams
(c) 1919 Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.

TISHOMINGO BLUES (welcome back to the second half; gong)

Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; (c) 1989 Garrison Keillor

MY FUNNY VALENTINE (under "Greetings")

Pat Donohue, Andy Stein
w: Lorenz Hart; m: Richard Rodgers
(c) 1937 Chappell & Co.

Rita Dove reads her poetry:

MAPLE VALLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
FLIRTATION
TESTIMONIAL

"POWDERMILK BISCUITS" THEME

Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Garrison Keillor
(c) Garrison Keillor

LITTLE RED HEN

Greg Brown, BR, RD, AS, GH, AK
w/m: Traditional

SWING THAT MUSIC

The Guys All-Star Shoe Band
w/m: Horace Gerlach, Louis Armstrong
(c) 1936 Southern Music Publishing Co. Inc.

DEVOTED TO YOU (opens and closes "Larry" script)

Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, GASB
w/m: Boudleaux Bryant
(c) 1958 House of Bryant Publications

LULLABY

Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, Rita Dove, RD
German w: Anon.; English w: Mrs. Natalia MacFarren; m: Johannes Brahms ("Wiegenlied," op.49)

HUSH, LITTLE BABY

Kate MacKenzie, Rita Dove, RD
w/m: Traditional American

NOW THE DAY IS OVER

Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, Rita Dove, Rich Dworsky (also on piano)
w: Sabine Baring-Gould; m: Joseph Barnby

LOVE'S GONNA LIVE HERE AGAIN (closer)

Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, Greg Brown, Rita Dove, GASB
w/m: Alvis E. "Buck" Owens, Jr.
(c) Sony-ATV Songs (BMI)

Some other material available by guest artists:

Kate MacKenzie
"Age of Innocence," Red House Records 91
"Let Them Talk," Red House Records 66
Stoney Lonesome, "Blue Heartache," Red House Records 51
Stoney Lonesome, "Lonesome Tonight," Red House Records 46

Greg Brown
"Slant 6 Mind," Red House Records 98
"Further In," Red House Records 88
"Live One," Red House Records 78
"Poet Game," Red House Records 68
"Dream Cafe," Red House Records 47
"Bath Tub Blues," Red House Records 42
"Down in There," Red House Records 35
"One Big Town," Red House Records 28
"One More Goodnight Kiss," Red House Records 23
"Songs of Innocence and of Experience," Red House Records 14
"In the Dark With You," Red House Records 8
"44 & 66," Red House Records 2
"Iowa Waltz," Red House Records 1

Bo Ramsey
"In the Weeds," Trailer Records
"Down to Bastrop," Shed Records

Bo Ramsey and the Backsliders
"LIVE," Trailer Records

Rita Dove

Books:
Thomas and Beulah (1987 Pulitzer Prize winner)
Fifth Sunday
Through the Ivory Gate

Plays:
Siberian Village
The Darker Side of Earth

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